[Via Boston Globe]
I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough to overcome having no ACL, but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level,” wrote Vonn. “I’m having surgery soon so that I can be ready for the World Championships at home in Vail[.]
After suffering torn ACL and MCL ligaments in addition to a fractured lateral tibial plateau in February of 2013, professional skier Lindsey Vonn has officially stated that she will not be participating in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Since the injury Vonn had gone through relentless physical therapy and treatment in hopes of being a member of the U.S. women’s ski team, but am aggravation of the ligaments during practice in November of 2013 ultimately squashed any practical realities of Lindsey Vonn in the 2014 Winter Games.
Although she plans on supporting her U.S. Team during the Sochi Games, Vonn’s primary goals are to heal completely for the prospects of participating in future competitions, and maybe the following Winter Olympics.